Nair Easy Wax Microwave
**WHAT IT DOES**
It is a wax, which will remove hair quickly with lasting results. It is hot wax, which is heated in the microwave. There is no mess and no strips as when applying this wax as you just peel it off. It will remove any unwanted hair leaving skin smooth and hair free. It claims to be effective even on short hair.
It comes in a cardboard box which is mostly bright purple with green headings. All writing is in dark blue so its easy to read. On the front and top of the box there is the ‘Nair’ logo which is in dark blue and it also has brief information on the product here. On the other sides of the box it gives you very detained information about the product on how it use it and what cautions to take.
Inside there is a purple tub that has the hard wax inside. It is rather sturdy and this is what you put into the microwave to heat up. The ‘Nair’ logo is on the front of this tub in white writing. Included is a application (which looks like a lollipop stick) and a temperature indicator stick (which is a purple stick which turns pink when the wax is too hot). Two smooth touch wipes are also included to help soothe your skin after you have waxed. An instruction leaflet is inside that is very detailed and at it is recommended that you read this first.
Wax: Modified Colopheonium, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Butylene/ Ethylene/ Styrene Copolymer, Parfum, BHT, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methlypropional, Linalool.
Smooth Touch Wipes: Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Buytlparaben, Ethylparaben, Proplyparaben, Isobutylparaben, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool
If you are allergic to any of these ingredients do not use this product.
This wax is yellow in colour and once it is melted it kind of looks like honey. You need to make extra sure that you have checked with the temperature applicator that the wax has cooled enough for you to put it onto your skin as it can be very dangerous. It uses a unique natural resin wax, which is smoothed onto the skin after being heated in the microwave. You make sure that you have used a thin layer of coating and it will grip of even the shortest hairs which will then be pulled away to remove the hairs from the roots. This giving long lasting results compared to shaving and the delayed appearance of regrowth. After use you can use the smooth touch wipes to remove any residue and help soothe the skin.
DIRECTIONS: It is useful is you have cleaned your skin and dried it first .You heat the wax tub in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Leave the tub for a few minutes to help diffuse the heat through the wax. Use the temperature applicator to test that it is cool enough to put onto your skin. It will turn pink if it is too hot. The use the applicator (looks like a lollipop stick) to smooth the wax onto the skin once it is safe to do so. Wait a few seconds, maybe longer if required for the wax to harden. Then peel off the wax strip along with any unwanted hairs in the opposite direction of the hair growth. My advice is to tighten your skin when peeling off the strip and do it in one fast motion, instead of peeling it gently as this will hurt so much more.
Make sure before you have used this product that you do a test patch as your skin may react badly to it. If the test patch irritates your skin do not use the product. If your skin is ok 24 hours later then it is safe to proceed to use this product. Your skin will turn red a little after use but it should disappear soon after.
Make sure you read the warning on the leaflet before using, as there is lots of different things you shouldn’t do when using this wax. Like you shouldn’t use it on loose skin, weak scars, sunburn and many other skin conditions. You do not use it near the area and if you get it into your eyes wash immediately with clean water and seek medical attention. Wax should not be used by people suffering from diabetes or circulatory problems or on areas with varicose veins, moles or warts.
My main concern with this product is that you can burn yourself very easily with the wax as it is very hot and you don’t realise and put it onto your skin, however if you follow the instructions this should not happen. You need to be extra careful when heating the wax and leave it to cool for a few minutes in the microwave so no wax spits out at you. I find that this wax works better for me than other wax strips. It removes the hair effectively if used in the correct manner. I do find that sometimes it leaves a sticky residue on my skin however this can be removed easily with the wipes provided. The only problem I find is that I run out of wipes before I run out of wax which is annoying. It claims to remove very short hairs but in my experience this is not the case and I sometimes have to try again to remove the hairs as it doesn’t get them first time if they are short. Overall though it does remove most of the hairs effectively. To be sure when you are going to wax I would let your hairs grow that wee bit longer so you don’t have to go over it and it will get them first time. It does hurt using this wax as it does with all waxing however if you do it correctly it minimises the pain and eventually you get used to it. It does leave my skin with red marks but it goes away easily within a few hours. I love the way that there is no sticky strips lying about the wax just peels off and you throw it away with your hair attached so there is less mess in cleaning up, plus it is far more convenient. Sometimes the wax will not come off all in one go if the wax has not dried completely so make sure that it has hardened enough. After a few times of using this product you will be able to judge this more better. You can use as much of the wax as you need on one area and don’t waste any of the wax. At £7.99 this product may seem expensive but it lasts for more than one application and I feel it is worth the extra money as it does what its supposed to do well with less hassle and more convenience than other waxing products.